Freeze Me
Freeze Me (2001)

Takashi Ishii directs this jet-black erotic thriller about a woman's past coming back to haunt her. Chihiro (played by model Harumi Inoue) is enjoying her life -- she likes her white-collar job and she loves her handsome co-worker… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 4, 2001
DVD Release Date: January 6, 2004
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Queasy audiences beware, but midnight-movie bookers take note.

Phil Hall
Film Threat

Effective thriller.

Joshua Tanzer

About a manga-like heroine who fights back at her abusers, it's energetic and satisfying if not deep and psychological.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

There is no psychology here, and no real narrative logic -- just a series of carefully choreographed atrocities, which become strangely impersonal and abstract.

Don Willmott

It's hard to be fully supportive of any film that traces its cinematic lineage back to the famously loathsome cult classic I Spit On Your Grave

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

To show these characters in the act and give them no feelings of remorse -- and to cut repeatedly to the flashback of the original rape -- is overkill to the highest degree.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

A suffocating rape-payback horror show that hinges on the subgenre's most enabling victim ... and an ebullient affection for industrial-model meat freezers.

Brian Mckay

characters behave in a rather unbelievable fashion in order to further the contrivances of the plot.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide

It downplays the initial assault, referring to it only in fragmented flashbacks, while offering a cogent critique of ongoing attitudes about rape and its victims, particularly in Japan.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Lee ?
Vicious and disturbing rape/revenge movie from cult Japanese director Takashi Ishii. It'll be quite an ordeal to sit through if you struggle with films… More
Drew Smith
This movie is fucking retarded. Chihiro has to be one of the least sympathetic protagonists ever - she's a likeable girl at first, but she displays no… More
Lady D'arbanville
Known in the UK as 'Freezer' this is an interesting Thriller, which I feel has a certain Hitchcock influence to it, reminders of Psycho and Rope came… More
JY Skacto
It is no secret that Japan is able to come up with these whacked out stories. This rape-revenge thriller concept falls into this category, but director Takashi… More